Travel & Outdoors

Crackle and Pop

The Rise of the Portable Campfire

Companies like Solo have reimagined the campfire to be safer and less smoky.

9:21am By Allison Williams

Northern Brights

Vancouver’s Dining Scene Makes a Case for World-Class Status

Vancouver gets the Michelin Guide treatment, with eight restaurants in the city earning stars.

06/06/2023 By Allison Williams


This Perfect Seattle Weather Is Getting Oppressive

Tell me I'm not the only local who side-eyes the sunshine.

06/06/2023 By Allison Williams


What to Do in Washington State in June

Homemade cars and Pride across the state: You better believe it's festival time.

06/02/2023 By Allison Williams

Road Rage

The Worst Drives in Washington State

Bad traffic, disappointing scenery, and dangerous highways: Our picks for the least attractive road trips in the state.

05/26/2023 By Allison Williams


The Best Parks in Seattle

From ball fields to swimming pools, beaches to botanic gardens: These are the city's 14 best outdoor spaces.

05/19/2023 By Allison Williams and Lawrence Cheek

Water Ways

Seattle Divers Are Planning a New Underwater Park

Inspired by other Puget Sound preserves, volunteers look to protect the wildlife—and weird structures—far below the surface in Mukilteo.

05/18/2023 By Allison Williams

Water Ways

Should We Be Scared of Washington's Toxic Lakes?

Harmful algae growths in Northwest waters can lead to tragedy for dog owners—but experts are on the case.

05/15/2023 By Allison Williams

Roll Up

Trailhead Direct Restarts Bus Service to Hiking Trails

Forget parking. The peaks just off I-90 become much more accessible with seasonal public transportation, back for summer 2023.

05/12/2023 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Water Ways

The Best Places to Rent a Kayak or Standup Paddleboard in Seattle

No boat? No problem. Check out a seafaring vessel. Plus: What's up with hydrofoils?

05/11/2023 By Allison Williams

Water Ways

Seattle's Open Water Swim Brigade

With the right outlook, Puget Sound and Lake Washington can be your swimming pool.

05/05/2023 By Allison Williams

Water Ways

Where to Launch a Kayak or Standup Paddleboard in Seattle

Time to captain your own armada. Plus: Where to go for a post-paddle snack.

05/04/2023 By Allison Williams


A Handy Guide to Great Meals in Spokane

From graduation dinners to casual brunches, this restaurant scene deserves way more recognition.

05/03/2023 By Allecia Vermillion

Exhaust Yourself

Love Letters: Seattle's Gnarliest Hiking Trail Is Punishing and Beautiful

An ode to the Cable Line Trail in Issaquah, which is basically a Stairmaster that smells like the forest.

05/02/2023 By Allison Williams


What to Do in Washington State in May

Spring festivals head outside for bird-watching, maypole dancing, and a donut eating contest. Plus, Vanilla Ice.

05/01/2023 By Allison Williams

Destination Guide

Whidbey Island: Where to Eat, What to Do, and Where to Stay

A charmingly rural escape sits tantalizingly close to Seattle.

04/28/2023 By Allison Williams Photography by Amber Fouts

Petal Powered

The Best Wildflower Hikes Close to Seattle

We like big blooms and we cannot lie.

04/21/2023 By Allison Williams

An Apple a Day

The Best Cidery Road Trips from Seattle

These seven Washington cideries make long drives worth the trip.

04/14/2023 By Allison Williams

Once in a lifetime

Tahiti's Brando Resort Wants to Be an Ethical Private Island

Sure, it's where presidents and Hollywood stars go on vacation. But Marlon Brando's island has more than mere luxury up its sleeve.

04/12/2023 By Allison Williams

Islands in the Sun

Tahiti Might Be the Hawai'i Alternative Seattle Needs

South of the equator, a dream-like archipelago weaves global influences with Polynesian culture—and it's much closer than Americans realize.

04/07/2023 By Allison Williams